San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Awards $10.6 million in Grants for Bayshore Restoration and Public Access
Six projects, in five Bay Area counties, funded from 2016 Measure AA
Today, the Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority authorized grant funding for six Bayshore restoration and access projects, totaling $10,645,000. The funding comes from the 2016 Measure AA, or the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure, a 20-year, $12 parcel tax in the nine counties of the Bay Area.
The projects approved today encompass large-scale projects to restore and expand public access to shoreline habitats as well as planning and community engagement projects to lay the groundwork for future restoration work.
“The grants approved today, spanning the North, East, West and South Bay, will each support the shoreline habitat in their project area as well as the overall wellbeing of the Bay.” said Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer of the Restoration Authority, “Bay Area voters supported Measure AA five years ago because they knew it takes a regional, coordinated approach to help restore the Bay and prepare it for the challenges of the future. The projects we fund contribute significantly to the collective health of the Bay we love and help connect the people of the Bay Area to its shorelines.”
The projects approved today were:
- Greenwood Gravel Beach Design Project
A grant of up to $380,000 to Marin County Department of Public Works to develop detailed designs and specifications, prepare permit applications, and complete CEQA review for a natural bay beach design at Greenwood Beach in Marin County.
- Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project
A grant of up to $3,500,000 to the East Bay Regional Park District to implement habitat restoration and public access improvements on a 205-acre portion of the Coyote Hills Regional Park expansion in the City of Fremont, Alameda County.
- Terminal Four Wharf Removal Project
A grant of up to $2,300,000 to the City of Richmond for final design, implementation, and monitoring of the Terminal Four Wharf Removal Project near Point San Pablo, Contra Costa County, and adopt findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.
- Burlingame Shoreline Park Project
A grant of up to $500,000 to the SPHERE Institute to conduct site studies and community engagement, prepare detailed plans and detailed designs, prepare regulatory permit applications and environmental review documents, and prepare a long-term lease application for the Shoreline Park – Burlingame Project, which will transform a 9.4-acre vacant parcel of State-owned bayfront land into a public nature and recreation park and will include restoration of approximately 3-3.5 acres of tidal marsh and transition zone habitats along the shoreline in San Mateo County.
- Colma Creek Restoration and Adaptation Project
A grant of up to $595,000 to the City of South San Francisco to prepare technical studies, undertake community engagement, perform design and engineering work, and develop a permitting and CEQA plan for habitat restoration, sea level rise adaptation, and public access improvement actions at the mouth and lower reaches of Colma Creek in San Mateo County.
- Calabazas/San Tomas Aquino Creek-Marsh Connection Project
A grant of up to $3,370,000 to Santa Clara Valley Water District to conduct planning, perform data collection and analysis, develop design plans, and prepare California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act documentation for the Calabazas/San Tomas Aquino Creek-Marsh Connection Project near the community of Alviso in Santa Clara County.